listener essay

Patricia A. Nugent lives in Saratoga Springs, NY and is the author of the book, They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad, a collection of 300 vignettes that portray the stages of caring for and saying goodbye to a loved one, as seen through the eyes of a daughter and her terminally ill parents. More information is available at

Listener Essay - Field Day

Sep 4, 2012

Barbara Allen Loucks is a wildlife biologist with the DEC, and a writer and essayist living in Guilderland, NY.

Listener Essay - Roger Caras

Aug 30, 2012

Jeanne Hunter lives in Catskill, NY.

Elisa Meredith is a counselor and writer. She can be found with pen and notebook in various independent coffeehouses throughout the Capital Region.

Music - The Beach Boys - "Vegetables"

This listener essay is by Mel Quinlan.

Listener Essay - No Golf in the Kingdom

Jul 26, 2012

Will Nixon is the author of several poetry books as well as a co-author with Michael Perkins of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America's Most Famous Small Town. He blogs about poetry at

Lewis Gardner is a playwright and actor who lives in Woodstock.

Jeanne Hunter lives in Catskill, NY.

Kathy Curto is a published writing living in Cold Spring with her husband, their four children and one big dog. 

April Kennedy is a voice artist and writer and is proud to serve as the 1st Ward Councilmember on the Cohoes Common Council. She began her writing career by taking memoir classes, sponsored by Poet's and Writer's, in her local library.

Music - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Dinah Washington